William F. Lee

Lecturer on Law

Winter 2015

Biography

William F. Lee is a co-managing partner of WilmerHale and is one of the country's foremost intellectual property and commercial litigation attorneys. He recently served as lead trial counsel for Broadcom in the highly publicized cases between Broadcom and Qualcomm and litigated his client to victory three times in the span of 15 months. Mr. Lee has also acted in federal court trials involving laser optics, video compression, cellular and secure internet communications, and pharmaceutical products. In December 2007, The American Lawyer featured his ability to lead large teams in trying complex high stakes cases in an extensive piece titled Under Siege. From July 1987 through June 1989, Mr. Lee served as associate counsel to Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh in the Iran-Contra investigation and he has also served as a special assistant to the Massachusetts Attorney General for the purpose of investigating alleged incidents of racial bias in the Commonwealth's courts. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has served on the Advisory Committee of the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts. He is a Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers and has taught at Harvard Law School. He was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to serve on a special Judicial Nominating Committee for the selection of judges for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Broad Institute, and he is a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation.

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